This video was adapted from an original play written by Daniel S. Kehde by Jaguar Educational and Producer/Director Greg Harpold. Kehde and Harpold. They have previously collaborated on award-winning educational dramas depicting teenage experiences with AIDS, date rape, disabilities, and hate crimes. The program tells the story of a teen relationship that seems like love, but is eventually taken over by possessiveness, jealousy, and anger, and begins to take precedence over daily events such as school, homework, soccer practice, parties, and other friendships. Throughout the program, viewers are introduced to the warning signs of an abusive relationship. The age of the actors makes the program ideal for secondary school students, but it can also be used for a younger or a more general audience. The story is reinforced by interview segments with domestic violence counselors who make connections between events in the drama and the patterns of abuse evident in real-life situations. The video helps young people recognize the characteristics of a dangerous relationship, and makes the point that it is NEVER too late to get help.
Runtime: 43 mins